Originally Posted by Kiba.
I think it's not Cage himself that people go to see necessarily but the type of films he ends up being cast in. He is mainly a genre movie star (I'm not going to call him an actor even if he has an Oscar) and while he's obviously got fans I think most people check out his films because they look like explosive dumb fun or find the premise of them interesting. That they happen to have him in them is neither here nor there. That's what I'd like to think anyway. Or maybe it's just to laugh at his hair, which in The Sorcerer's Apprentice is looking utterly ludicrous.
He's in a similar position on the movie star scale to say, Mel Gibson before he got so crinkly and crazy. Although Mel was at least good looking - once upon a time. Cage has never been.
100% agree with you.
I thought Mel was a better actor than Cage and had better hair.